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Abstract #0386

Electric Properties Tomography (EPT) of the Liver in a Single Breathhold Using SSFP

Christian Stehning1, Tobias Voigt2, Philipp Karkowski1, Ulrich Katscher1

1Philips Research Europe, Hamburg, Germany; 2Philips Research, Aachen, Germany

MR-based Electric Properties Tomography (EPT) provides a noninvasive means to assess electric tissue properties, provides a framework for an accurate determination of local SAR, and a diagnostic parameter in oncology. We have employed a fast balanced SSFP sequence, which allows for abdominal imaging in a single breathhold. Phantom experiments and first in vivo conductivity scans in the liver of healthy adults are shown.